Michael Totten as of 10/19/16- ‘The Battle For Mosul Is On:’
‘Even if ISIS were forced out of every last stronghold in both Syria and Iraq, it would still exist in some form, for sure, but the whole point of denying it territory, especially urban territory, is so it can’t amass military strength like a conventional state.’
Via Twitter, the fight goes on:
BBC News – Mosul offensive: Iraqi Kurdish forces besiege key town of Bashiqa https://t.co/tLwXk9GP6O
— Wladimir (@vvanwilgenburg) October 24, 2016
Via a reader, Dr Tino Sanandaji, a Kurdish-Swede discusses Kurds, Kurds in Europe, European immigration and Swedish immigration in particular, via the Rubin Report, which pursues a new form of anti-Left liberalism:
As previously posted
Independent Kurdistan-A Good Outcome For American Interests?
In his book Where The West Ends, Totten describes visiting Northern Iraq briefly as a tourist with a friend, and the general feeling of pro-Americanism in Kurdish Northern Iraq that generally one can only feel in Poland, parts of the former Yugoslavia etc.
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